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African Heritage House

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Mombasa Road | Box 17871, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
African Heritage House
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I spent one night at African Heritage House and it was an amazing experience and very inspiring to have a look into the culture of african history. Excellent food and a really nice place to get away from the citylife.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

For authentic Kenyan hospitality and art, coupled with a unique lodging experience, you don't need to travel further than the African Heritage House in its setting on Nairobi National Park, while only 25 kilometers south--but a world away--from the hub-bub of downtown Nairobi and close to the Kenyatta and Wilson airports. To recognize this special place, the Kenyan government in... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I spent one night at Allans place and could have stayed forever. It is the most amazing house I have ever seen and Allan took good care of us. I recommend that all visiting Kenya should visit Allans place.

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

An interesting personality, and even more impressive collection of African Art, housed in a Gatsby-esque treasure. This is the amazing story of Alan Donavan, which would be hard to find anywhere but Africa, and is recountered by the principle protagonist himself, offered freely with a self- depricating wit, and obvious genius, who has attemped much. A more incredible B&B experience... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had the unique experience of spending two days with the world renowned artist Alan Donavan who is the creator and owner of the African Heritage House and Museum. I must ofer 5 stars and diamonds to my stay. There you will find one of the most magnificent and impressive collection of African Artifacts. Alan is the ultimate host lending... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

After our group of four, 2 couples, completed our week long African Safari we stayed a final night in Kenya in the African Heritage House. It was an amazing and incredible evening. It started with a tour of the 4 bedroom home and an explanation of many of the items (there is absolutely no way you could hear about all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

I just returned home from my two nights' stay at this property and it is safe to say that the experience will stay with me forever. The African Heritage House is for people who are interested in African culture, art, and architecture in general, as this house is the product of the owner's vast knowledge of all the above, and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was very lucky to find out Alan Donovan on Internet, so I managed to book on AHH our two nights stay in Nairobi. African Heritage House is the most amazing place where I stayed ever as well as Alan Donovan is the strongest personality I met ever. AHH is situated just near Nairobi National Park and very closed from... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I really enjoyed the visit to the African Heritage House. Really astonishing the amount of African art that the gentleman has collected for so many years. Lunch is fine. Worth to visit it. The house is really charming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Unfortunately, we had already booked another hotel before I found this place, but we went to have dinner with the owner after which he showed us around his art collection. The architecture is amazing and the rooms beautifully decorated and the terraces offer gorgeous views over the National Park. But what really sets this place apart is the art collection,... More 

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